From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com> Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 08:56:45 -0500 Fwd Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 17:18:08 -0400 Subject: Re: Blimps - Lehmberg >From: Paul Novak <email@example.com> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 16:07:28 -0700 (PDT) >Subject: Re: Blimps >>From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com> >>Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 08:02:55 -0500 >>Subject: Re: Blimps >>"Assuming these objects over Los Angeles in 1942 were Japanese >>Terror Blimps (JTBs), where did they get the non-flammable >>helium necessary to keep them in the air?" >Japan did have the ability to send aloft lighter than air craft. That was not the issue, Mr. Novak. Nowhere was it remotely intimated by me that they did not. That they did not likely have easy access to helium and so provide for balloons that would not, readily, explode, was. >However, there is no basis to assume a Japanese blimp was >responsible for the incident. None, sir. >A blimp quite obviously would not >have lasted very long. Is this to suggest that, perhaps, something did? >No blimps were sighted and the only >mentions of any are sheer speculation. ...speculations warmly embraced by the least ufologically endowed, I might add. >Also, it is not at all >proven there was indeed any object for shells to explode against >and much reason to believe there was not. ...Nothing ever is, really (proven that is), but I have rational suspicions regarding the lack of availability of that same proof. The dearth of forthcoming information from government institutions obsessed by obsessive and questionable secrecies speaks very well to this, I submit. Be that as it may, I think there is plenty to indicate that there is much that falls to the side of something pretty damed peculiar happening over LA in 1942, and that the garden variety relfex of skeptibunky denial does BEGIN to reflect or qualify it. >However, Japan did use balloon bombs called Fugos. They were >fueled with hydrogen, not helium, and carried antipersonel and >incendiary bombs. A point not germane to the discussion, but distractingly true none-the-less; no point here. Lehmberg@snowhill.com ~~=D6~~ EXPLORE "Alfred Lehmberg's Alien View" at his VSN URL. http://www.alienview.net JOHN FORD RESTORATION FUND -- John will be released eventually. He'll need a tax free cash stake to get on his feet. Let's put one together for him; the bigger it is -- the more attention he gets. It could have been you. E-mail for detail. $350.00 pledged -- $200.00 collected! "I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see from afar, I leave far behind me." - Giordano Bruno, scourged by the scabrously specious scurrilous.
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